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post #11 of 18
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With an AIO cooling your CPU mounted at the top (at exhaust I'm assuming), and a 980Ti, the four case fans will likely provide enough airflow. However, you should be aware that the case fans won't be the noisiest components in this case. Your AIO fans and the GPU cooling fan will be considerably louder.

Assuming you have a reference GPU, I would recommend grabbing Corsair's newly-released HG10 N980 bracket, and using an NZXT Kraken X41 at your rear exhaust. Then get an NZXT Kraken X61 for your CPU and mount it at the top exhaust. These will fit your color scheme and perform very well. You could then replace the fans with the EK Vardar F3-140ER with white blades when they become available, or the Noctua you're using if black is your thing. Then feel free to use the Corsair SP120 LEDs for the front fans. Those won't be making the most noise.

I got the 980 ti HoF edition.

I'm also considering grabbing EK's new AIO.

Exhaust? I figured the AIO fans should be intakes to make the air go out the small holes etc.
post #12 of 18
You do not want five fans intaking air with only one exhaust. The heat will just build up inside the case with nowhere to go. Its a recipe for disaster.
post #13 of 18
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That's true now that I think about it. I guess it's good to have exhausts at the top as well.
post #14 of 18
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You do not want five fans intaking air with only one exhaust. The heat will just build up inside the case with nowhere to go. Its a recipe for disaster.

Now that I think about it, is pushing hot air through the radiator fully normal then? tongue.gif
post #15 of 18
No.
post #16 of 18
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No.
Then having the aio fans as push would result in that, pulling the air from the case?
post #17 of 18
If your case has positive air pressure, then yes, that is correct. The effectiveness of your AIO radiator will be reduced. Fortunately, a Kraken X61 is overkill for a CPU. So long as you don't have a ridiculous intake to exhaust ratio, or operate the computer in a sauna, you'll likely be fine.

If you're particularly worried about it, you can configure your case for negative air pressure, meaning that it has more exhaust than intake, and that will alleviate the issue considerably. Otherwise you can use radiators to vent the heat from the major heat-generating components (CPU, GPU) directly outside the case.
post #18 of 18
Actually exhaust and intake are equal. It is the exhaust and intake fans' potential airflow that is greater or lessor. tongue.gif

Having slightly more intake flow potential with filters means less dust buildup.

I know it's kinda nit-picking, but a cases maximum airflow rate is determined by the lesser of of the two; intake or exhaust.
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